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placename:- Maiden Way
parish Kirkby Thore parish, once in Westmorland
parish Newbiggin parish, once in Westmorland
parish Milburn parish, once in Westmorland
parish Culgaith parish, once in Cumberland
parish Ousby parish, once in Cumberland
parish Glassonby parish, once in Cumberland
parish Alston Moor parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
roman road; road
10Km square:- NY62
10Km square:- NY63
10Km square:- NY64
county:- Northumberland
roman road
10Km square:- NY64
10Km square:- NY65
10Km square:- NY66

old text:- Camden 1789

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 148:-
... It [roman fort, Burwens] was certainly considerable when the pitched road called Maidenway ran strait from hence to Caer Vorran by the Picts' wall, where moorish mountains rear their heads for nearly 20 miles. On this way I should conclude the stations and mansions recited by Antoninus in his IXth British iter lay if nobody had pointed out the places. ...

placename:- Maiden Way
person:- : Ptolemy
person:- : Antoninus
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 151:-
... Maiden way, so called perhaps from Maiden castle a small fort at the first entrance over Stanemore, branched out from the other (roman road, Brough to Brougham] at Kirkby Thore, stretching northwards over the low end of Cross fell to where it joined with the Picts wall in Northumberland. ...

date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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The Maiden Way
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placename:- Maiden Way, The
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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Maiden Way
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county:- Cumberland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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Page 1025:-
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At Kirkby-Thore begins the old Causey called the Maiden Way, which runs twenty Miles from hence to Caer Vorran near the Picts Wall.

placename:- Maiden Way
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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The Maden way from Caer Warren at ye Picts wall to or Whelp Cast
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placename:- Maden Way
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

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